Not only does mint have a fantastic smell, it also has boundless beneficial properties like soothing the digestive tract, cleansing the skin, helping remove toxins from the body, freshening breath, and cleansing the blood.
Here’s an easy mint tea recipe using fresh mint leaves that you can place in your fridge for iced tea, or serve hot on cooler days. Your skin, blood, digestion and breath will thank you!
Prep time: 2 minutes Total time: 7 minutes
- Two handfuls of fresh mint leaves
- Coffee grinder or food processor
- Chemex and filter or a mesh loose leaf tea infuser
1. Prep: Bring water to a boil. Rinse your fresh mint leaves. Place them in the grinder, and grind them up.
2. Brew: Place your mint leaves into your Chemex filter or your tea infuser. Pour your water over the leaves (if you are using Chemex, pour in a circular motion – if you are using an infuser, let it brew until the tea reaches a nice light brown color).
3. Drink hot or chilled: In the mood for warm? Sip slowly. In the mood for cold? Remove filter/infuser, and place in your fridge until cool. Serve with lemon wedges, and if you’d like a bit of sweetness add a bit of honey.